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Thread: mini lathes
14/11/2018 12:41:06

An ornament it shall be then ,lesson learnt. P.s anybody want to buy a Chinese mini lathe 

Edited By Martian on 14/11/2018 12:42:34

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
14/11/2018 12:38:50

Seek and ye shall find dan san master the answer lies within

Thread: Colinís Spanish Fury
14/11/2018 12:36:06

Excellent work Colin

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
14/11/2018 12:27:54

Lovely neat work and excellent progress Geoff

Thread: mini lathes
13/11/2018 13:20:28

Thank you for your very helpful advice Denis, more practise needed

12/11/2018 20:35:40

Maybe I just do not know how to use it

12/11/2018 20:32:21
Posted by John Rudd on 12/11/2018 16:13:53:
Posted by Martian on 12/11/2018 15:26:23:

Having made the mistake of buying a low priced Chinese mini lathe i found it totally impractical.

Martian, you have had a bad experience with "a low priced Chinese mini lathe"

Care to expand on that please? I find my Sieg lathe very practical, especially for making small parts where using the bigger lathes at my disposal a little cumbersome....Horses for courses....

Maybe its not as bad as I suggested but it is only 24w 12v so will stall if not careful chuck is not easy to centre I cannot get the cutting tools anywhere it is this one plus it could do with a speed controller and no instructions

12/11/2018 15:26:23

Having made the mistake of buying a low priced Chinese mini lathe i found it totally impractical. The other thing is it you have never used a lathe get some help/training it can be totally bewildering even experience in a large lathe would be benificial.

Thread: K3731 Martians Fury 1
11/11/2018 20:26:18

Hello there The Fury moves on by doing a bit everyday and while the glues dries I print planes .

anyway here are some pics showing progress



below this weird lump will become the tail skid ,it will be psrung


The I must put it together so far shot


Fin and rudder with wire support in placedscf8052.jpg

Tailplane with wire support in place


Tail skid assembly all done and fitted will fully compress with 400 gms weight


My latest little home hack tool electric toothbrush sander for small areas dscf8056.jpg

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
07/11/2018 17:55:38

Mustang link Rustoleum over Chrome Oracover , the oracover looked to plastic

07/11/2018 17:50:11

Rustoleum chrome is really good but only on a really smooth surface I used it on my Mustang but it needs over spraying after as it tends to rub of

07/11/2018 16:21:54

I'm going down the Ali tape route for the cowl and litho for the sides and blisters on the cowl

Thread: Chris's Vicomte 1916
06/11/2018 16:07:24

First class Chris , I 'm not sure with poly resin but maybe warming it up my make it more fluid

Thread: K3731 Martians Fury 1
05/11/2018 20:14:26

Well I did start on the first of October and have taken pics , there isn't much to add that other Fury builders have already said the only thing I had with the parts cut by Dylan are the fuselage parts were cut in 1/8th balsa not 3/16th so I made new ones. So here are the pics up to date not in any particular order by the way ignore the date stamp on the pics battery went on the camera I couldn't be bothered to set it

The bits


Meanwhile in the corner














Thread: Tony B's replica
03/11/2018 21:24:31

Coming on nicely and looking very fury

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
03/11/2018 11:16:53

Yes I did thanks Danny , i,m closely studying everyone progress particularly yours . There is a lot of difference between your comers and mine i don't know which plan Dylan used . What i,m going to do is fit the formers build my Airfix fury then pack up or sand as necessary to get the correct shape of at least a good blend . It is frustrating that I can't get a decent workflow going .

02/11/2018 20:56:17

Well I wanted a challenge but this takes the biscuit i,m all for studying a comp!ex plan but when the formers don't match the formers match the plan but don't match the build ah well just keep trying

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
31/10/2018 19:46:23

to pour fuel on the fire we now have Jose,s drawing and blueprint one I have posted that on the main Fury thread

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
31/10/2018 19:44:32

Thanks Jose ..

here is the blueprint .com file in jpeg format

hawker fury (1).jpg

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
31/10/2018 18:58:37

I now agree Danny ,I have downloaded drawings from blueprints . Com it includes former shapes and at position ff which is f6 on the plan it is founded .I will upload and share as soon as possible later ,it looks like my earlier supposition is correct anyway see what you think later

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